RICK NELSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/12/1985 - HFSID 102285
RICK NELSON Check signed by the former teen idol less than six months before his tragic death. Check signed: "Eric H. Nelson", 8¼x3½. Palm Springs, California, 1985 June 12. Check No. 1487, drawn on his account at the Central Bank of Glendale, payable to Bill Towers (Tailor) for $170.
Sale Price $340.00
Check signed by the former teen idol less than six months before his tragic death.
Check signed: "Eric H. Nelson", 8¼x3½. Palm Springs, California, 1985 June 12. Check No. 1487, drawn on his account at the Central Bank of Glendale, payable to Bill Towers (Tailor) for $170. Endorsed by Towers on verso. Nelson was killed in a plane crash on December 31, 1985 on his way to a New Year's Eve gig in Dallas. Eric Hilliard "Rick" Nelson (1940-1985) became one of the biggest teen idols of the 1950s after a number of his songs were introduced on the family TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966), on which he co-starred his parents, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard Nelson, and his older brother, David Nelson. Rick also appeared in several feature films, including Rio Bravo (1959) and The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960), and made guest appearances on numerous TV series. Nelson, whose hits included "Hello, Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)", "Travelin' Man", "I'm Walkin'", "Lonesome Town" and "Garden Party", continued to perform into the 1980s. Nelson, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, was ranked #2 on TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Teen Idols" in the January 23, 2005 issue. Lightly creased with folds, light vertical fold nicks the "H" in signature. Bank stamps on front and verso, ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Overall, fine condition.
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